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$2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities
(University of California - Davis Health System) The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk upright
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health created a robotic exoskeleton that attaches to children's legs who have cerebral palsy. It improved posture just as well as surgery would. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk tall
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health create a robotic armor that can help children with cerebral palsy walk easier and upright. The technology is the first specifically designed to treat crouch gait in kids with cerebral palsy, they say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racing driver with cerebral palsy dreams of motorsport glory
Chris Carter's motorsport dream has moved a step closer after he completed a testing session. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen with cerebral palsy finishes New York Marathon
Zoe North, 19, from south London, completed the 26.2-mile race over five gruelling days in aid of Sparks, the children ’s medical research charity, which works with Great Ormond Street Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia University - Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship for MS3s
The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center invites 3rd year medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for highly-motivated students that are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. This research position offers training in clinical research and hands-on collaboration with junior and senior faculty research mentors and orthopaedic surgeons. You will work closely with 3-4 other members of the research team on a variety of clinical ...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise
Children with spastic cerebral palsy have stiff muscles that can make it hard to move. The condition is usually caused by brain damage before or at birth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- For a child with spastic cerebral palsy, simply grasping a toy may be impossible. But infusions of their own umbilical cord blood might make basic movements like this easier, researchers say. Children with spastic cerebral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Magnesium Sulfate Taken Before Preterm Birth Protects the Fetus Magnesium Sulfate Taken Before Preterm Birth Protects the Fetus
Giving prenatal magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) to pregnant women at high risk for preterm birth can limit the infant ’ s risk for cerebral palsy (CP) and possibly death, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy
(Duke University Medical Center) An infusion of cells from a child's own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial published this week by Stem Cells Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undocumented special-needs girl in federal custody after emergency surgery
An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was taken into US Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas in a case that advocates say shows the harmful extent of the President's hard line on immigration policies. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanodiamonds show promise for aiding recovery from root canal
People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment.Researchers at theUCLA School of Dentistry and theUCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science found in a clinical trial that nanodiamonds protected disinfected root canals after the nerve and pulp were removed, thereby improving the likelihood of a full recovery. The findings are a milestone for the use of nanodiamonds in humans.Nanodiamonds are tiny particles made of carbon and are so small that millions of them could fit on the head of a pin. They resemble soccer balls but have facets like a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital ship waits for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is bed-ridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now he can't even get the oxygen he needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring
Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms by which smoking before and during pregnancy could raise a child's risk of cerebral palsy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

‘Love Will Always Win.’ Ellen DeGeneres Shares a Message of Hope After the Las Vegas Shooting
Ellen DeGeneres opened her show Tuesday with a message of hope following the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. “I am hoping we can fill this room with love and prayers and hope. That is what I want right now,” DeGeneres said before noting that the episode was taped Monday, when many woke up to the news of the shooting. “It’s very easy to lose hope. But we cannot do that. I always say there’s a lot more good in the world than there is bad, and I continue to believe that. And that is what we have to focus on.” DeGeneres said part of why she loves her job is because it allows her to focus...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized celebrities las vegas shooting onetime Television Source Type: news

A novel mobility device to improve walking for a child with cerebral palsy - Fergus A.
PURPOSE: To describe the use and outcomes associated with the Upsee in conjunction with Kinesiotape for a child with cerebral palsy. DESCRIPTIONS: The Upsee and Kinesiotaping were implemented for 24 weeks with a 31-month-old child with cerebral palsy, Gros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Influence of trunk control and lower extremity impairments on gait capacity in children with cerebral palsy - Balzer J, Marsico P, Mitteregger E, van der Linden ML, Mercer TH, van Hedel HJA.
PURPOSE: We investigated the combined impact of trunk control and lower extremities impairments on predicting gait capacity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and evaluated relationships between trunk control and lower extremities impairments. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

October 2017
Coping With Grief : Life After Loss Spotlight on Brain Tumors : Do You Know the Symptoms? Robotic Device Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Prevent Your Teen From Distracted Driving Aging Information (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doing the unexpected
Hannah, 31, who has cerebral palsy fulfils her dream of playing a musical instrument. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter to the editor on "Effects of antigravity treadmill training on gait, balance, and fall risk in children with diplegic cerebral palsy" - Ammann-Reiffer C, Labruy ère R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Severity of motor dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy seen in Enugu, Nigeria - Ogoke CC, Iloeje SO.
INTRODUCTION: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have gross motor dysfunction (GMD) of varying degrees of severity. The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is widely used internationally to classify children with CP into functional severity l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Calvin ’s gift: Second opinion provides answers and hope
It’s not often that parents breathe a sigh of relief when their child is diagnosed with a chronic, potentially debilitating condition. But that sense of peace is just what Paula and Scott Hurd felt when they were told that their son, Calvin, had a rare movement disorder. “We were so happy to finally understand what was happening,” says Paula. Slipping away The search for answers had begun several years earlier, when Calvin started limping. At first, his family thought he had simply tripped over something and injured himself. But when he didn’t improve, they took him to the doctor. A series of appoi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. David Coulter dystonia Second opinion Source Type: news

Robotic device aids walking in children with cerebral palsy
In a small study with children who have a disorder from cerebral palsy known as crouch gait, researchers showed that a wearable robotic exoskeleton improved the ability to walk. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Speechless" Micah Fowler Talks About Acting With Cerebral Palsy
"Speechless" star Micah Fowler shares his take on acting with cerebral palsy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 31, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. This exoskeleton could eliminate crouch gait The National Institutes of Health has created what it claims is the first robotic exoskeleton that is designed to treat crouch gait in children who have cerebral palsy. Crouch gait o...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

This exoskeleton could eliminate crouch gait
The National Institutes of Health has created what it claims is the first robotic exoskeleton that is designed to treat crouch gait in children who have cerebral palsy. Crouch gait occurs when there is excessive bending of the knees while walking. It is a common condition in children with cerebral palsy. The NIH reports that even with conventional treatments, crouch gait can develop into the degeneration of walking function and eventually the loss of walking ability in about half of adults with the disorder. NIH Clinical Center researchers tested a prototype of the exoskeleton to determine if the motors were safe and effec...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Research & Development Robotics cerebral palsy MedTech National Institute of Health Source Type: news

Treadmill interventions in children under six years of age at risk of neuromotor delay.
Delayed motor development may occur in children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, general developmental delay or children born preterm. It limits the child's exploration of the environment and can hinder cognitive and social-emotional development. Literature suggests that task-specific training, such as locomotor treadmill training, facilitates motor development. To assess the effectiveness of treadmill interventions on locomotor development in children with delayed ambulation or in pre-ambulatory children (or both), who are under six years of age and who are at risk for neuromotor delay. (Source: Current Awareness Ser...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daisy, six, defies doctors by completing a triathlon
Daisy Mason has cerebral palsy and doctors said she would never walk or swim. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic exoskeleton offers potential new approach to alleviating crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy
This study is the first step toward the long-term goal of implementing a novel device-based approach to treating crouch gait. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Exoskeleton suit helps children with cerebral palsy walk
Researchers at NIH Clinical Center in Maryland tested exoskeleton suits on children with cerebral palsy. Six out of seven children had improved knee extension and steps after using it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exoskeletons may help children with cerebral palsy avoid crouch gait
A robotic exoskeleton attached to the lower leg may someday help kids with cerebral palsy maintain the ability to walk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Exoskeletons' May Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy Walk
High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- A robotic exoskeleton attached to the lower leg may someday help kids with cerebral palsy maintain the ability to walk. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder, characterized by impaired motor function and muscle control.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Global group to investigate genetic causes of cerebral palsy
(University of Adelaide) A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Viability of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Cerebral Palsy
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

More Preterm Infants Surviving without Developmental Deficits (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates of survival up, cerebral palsy down (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Survival of premature babies more likely now than in mid-1990s, study shows
Babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy are also less likely to have severe disabilities, although some risk of delayed development remainsPremature babies born in recent years are more likely to survive and less likely to have severe disabilities than those born in the mid-1990s, research has revealed.According to the World Health Organisation, around 15 million babies worldwide are born before the 37th week of pregnancy every year, with premature babies at higher risk of severe disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, as well as a greater chance ofdelayed development of language and motor skills.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Premature birth Society Health Children Source Type: news

Down syndrome: Reimagining what ’s possible
Photo credit: Nicole Starr I first met Ella Gray Cullen in the Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) of Boston Children’s Hospital, shortly after she had received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Like many parents expecting babies with conditions that can be diagnosed prenatally, she wanted to know more. We talked about the additional medical screenings that would be recommended for her daughter to evaluate for cardiac defects and other conditions that are more common in children with Down syndrome. We discussed the developmental supports through Early Intervention and school that would be available to help her dau...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Dr. Emily Jean Davidson Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Advanced Fetal Care Center Breastfeeding Down syndrome Emily Davidson Source Type: news

Wrestling With The Mental Distress Of Disability
Cerebral palsy occasionally drags me into a hole I don't want to be in, but I've come to see beauty in my wheelchair. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers link genes and motor skills development
(City College of New York) Genes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study co-led by John H. Martin of The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to new insights in the treatment of motor skills impairments such as Cerebral Palsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DC runner overcomes cerebral palsy to race
One of the best-known runners in the nation's capital isn't so famous for speed or distance. As Weija Jiang reports, this athlete is known because doctors once thought she would never run at all. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could mutations and inherited genes play a role in cerebral palsy?
(Springer) Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person's body. In the first genetic study of its kind to exclusively focus on those with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, a group of 26 Canadian researchers has investigated the genetic differences and hereditary factors involved in this neurodevelopmental condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The man who made his wheelchair into a disco
Lee Kingsberry has cerebral palsy and says he wanted to give people a reason to stare at him. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Health disparities in childhood, diet's role in battling MS
Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a report this week from the Centers for Disease Control highlighting some of the health issues that face America's children, the role diet may play in the fight against multiple sclerosis and how technology is improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic Device May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy
Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids with Cerebral Palsy
Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Children's Health, Walking Problems (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 -- A robotic training device helped improve the walking ability of children with cerebral palsy who suffer from a condition known as " crouch gait, " a small study found. The device provided strength training for muscles that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy football: My disabled son deserves to play
Jude is nine years old and was born with cerebral palsy. His father started a football club in Stoke-on-Trent so Jude could play with kids like him. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news